Call for submissions: Bicycling and religion

Photo via Flickr user Olgierd (Creative Commons)

Update: We are moving a bit slower than planned, so there is a one week grace period on the deadline. You’ve got ’til August 8th to get submissions (writing and art) in for this issue.

It’s time for Taking the Lane #12! The topic this quarter is Religion and Bicycling. Kirsten Collins, Taking the Lane intern extraordinaire (and Religion major at Reed College) is the guest editor for this issue. Here’s her call for submissions:

Taking the Lane #12 is taking on the topic of religion and bicycles. Biking, for a lot of us, defines so much of our lives that it really can seem like a religion. So what does religion on a bike mean to you? Is it the experience of biking itself, or an experience you’ve had on a bike, or maybe you bike to the weekly religious meeting of your choice? Maybe your idea of the connection between religion and bikes is something else entirely—so write about it in 1000 words or less, and submit it to kirsten at takingthelane dot com by August 1st, 2013. All submissions should be non-fiction, feminist, and incorporate bicycles in some way. Illustrations are also sought.

We’re excited to read your perspectives and looking forward to getting a good diversity of views. Also, if you need clarity about what “feminist” or “about bicycling” mean, here’s a post that explains it. Feel free to email with any questions or to bounce ideas off us.

Oh, and don’t worry — Taking the Lane #11 (Four paws, Two Wheels!) is in the works [Update: It's being funded on Kickstarter] and should be out by the end of July.

5 Responses to “Call for submissions: Bicycling and religion”

  1. Monique July 28, 2013 at 11:16 pm #


    I’m excited about the topic choice for ‘Taking The Lane #12: Religion and Bicycling.’ I did not see a due date for submissions, so I first wanted to check in before submitting anything. Hope you’re riding and finding heaven. Thanks for your time!


    • Elly July 29, 2013 at 8:54 am #

      Thanks Monique — the due date is August 1st, but if you need a little extra time let me know.

  2. sioxugeonz August 4, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Oh. I thought you actually wanted to talk abotu bicycling and religion… like (“Friends don’t let Friends Drive”) (drat, the excellent “Bicycling as a Lenten Practice” antiwar column has disappeared).

    • Elly August 6, 2013 at 8:03 am #

      I’d love to read those articles (the Friends one is protected by a registration wall). And yep, that’s the topic exactly.


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